Found January 25, 2012 on Puck Daddy:
Every state has laws on the books that are neglected or ignored until some opportunist decides to enforce them. Remember how that guy from Texas tried to end the "sick, ugly tradition" of octopus tossing in Detroit through the 1982 Michigan Bodies of Dead Animals Act? Yeah, that was weird. Here's another arcane law: In 1988, the Florida legislature passed a measure that required the state's professional sports teams to use their facilities to run homeless shelters or run the risk of losing $166,667 in monthly taxpayer-supported funds. From the West Orlando News, the statute reads: "Any professional sports facility constructed with financial assistance from the State of Florida shall be designated as a shelter site for the homeless in accordance with the criteria of locally existing homeless shelter programs, except when the facility is otherwise contractually obligated for a specific event or activity." Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, introduced Senate Bi...

Ice Rink Roof Collapsing the Second Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Richard Zednik

Wait, make that the third worst thing to ever happen to former NHLer Richard Zednik.  I forgot about the two years he spent with the Florida Panthers. Zednik was in his native Slovakia participating in a youth hockey event when the roof of the hockey rink, which opened just last November, started to collapse from the weight of ice and snow, until it totally came down on the ice...

Florida Panthers Take Big Hits On D

The Florida Panthers were already missing rugged defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who is shelved for up to two months with a broken the Panthers really hated to lose emerging offensive defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, who will miss the next six to eight weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery.Kuikov scored four goals and earned 20 assists in 46 games, averaging better than 22 minutes...

Richard Zednik And Youth Hockey Team Evacuate Hockey Rink Moments Before Roof Collapses (Video)

Former NHL player Richard Zednik was skating with some kids in a hockey rink in his native Slovakia when they found themselves having to evacuate. The roof of the rink started to crack from the weight of the snow and ice on top of it, and Zednik and the kids were able to clear the rink just moments before the roof collapsed. Read more » Holdout Sports is now a member of the...

Are the Panthers for real?

Maybe Dale Tallon isn’t so crazy after all. It was quite the odd scene in the summer when the Florida Panthers General Manager scooped up every seemingly marginal free agent, gave them long-term deals, and called it a team. It garnered a fair share criticism, but in retrospect, they have actually been shrewd moves. The Panthers have been languishing in obscurity for years, and...

Sharks acquire forward Kennedy from Panthers

The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Tim Kennedy in a trade with Florida that sends defenseman Sean Sullivan to the Panthers. The Sharks have assigned Kennedy to top development affiliate Worcester in the American Hockey League. The 25-year-old Kennedy has split the season between Florida and San Antonio of the AHL. He posted two points in 27 games with Florida and nine points...

Kulikov Undergoes Knee Surgery

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today D Dmitry Kulikov underwent a minor knee surgery on Monday, Jan. 23 at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Uribe and a...

Panthers look to settle the score against Flyers

Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 7 p.m. to watch the Florida Pantherstake on the Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Panthers territory. The short-handed Philadelphia Flyers have alternated losses and wins over their last five games, but they've been a little more consistent against their next opponent, especially on the road. The Flyers will try to add to their recent success at the BankAtlantic...

Panthers D Kulikov has knee surgery

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced that defenseman Dmitry Kulikov underwent knee surgery on Monday.

Sharks acquire LW Kennedy from Panthers

The San Jose Sharks acquired left wing Tim Kennedy from the Florida Panthers on Thursday for defenseman Sean Sullivan. Kennedy has collected a goal and an assist in 27 games with the Panthers this season. The 25-year-old Kennedy has 11 goals, 18 assists and 54 penalty minutes during his NHL career. Sullivan has yet to play in an NHL contest. The 27-year-old Boston native has recorded...

Florida Panthers players get time to relax

The Panthers have had few days off since training camp started back in September.

Sharks trade for Florida Panthers forward Kennedy

The Sharks traded defenseman Sean Sullivan to the Panthers for forward Tim Kennedy on Thursday, adding a former college star who has played only 33 games in the NHL over the past two seasons. Kennedy, who has split this...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 1/24/12

PREVIEW 6:00 AM EST In their final game before the NHL All-Star break, the Flyers (28-14-5) will travel to Sunrise, FL to take on the Florida Panthers (22-15-10). Tonight's game starts at 7:30 PM EST and will be broadcast locally on CSN Philly. The game marks the second of four meetings between the teams this season, and the final one in the Sunshine State. On Nov. 13,...

Philadelphia Flyers (28-14-5) at Florida Panthers (22-15-10), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Florida Panthers ended their longest losing streak of the season in their last trip to the ice and they'll attempt to close January on a high note when they host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at BankAtlantic Center.

Flying South

Fresh off one of the most exciting games the Flyers have played this season, this rookie-loaded squad with a hint of vets will take to the ice to face a Florida Panthers team that somehow still stands amongst the top of the Southeast Division, regardless of their 3-4-3 record in their last 10 games played. Even with Briere, JVR and Jagr out of the picture the Flyers have been playing...

Florida Panthers’ Bryan Campbell picked 11th in NHL All-Star draft

In a scene reminiscent of schoolyard games, All-Star rosters were picked. The Panthers’ Bryan Campbell was the 11th player picked.
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